Anyway, as I usually do during this time of the year I embarked on the double-flighted mission that is returning home, and I again, supressed my desire to headbutt the wall when I realised that I still had no idea how to pack my make-up bag for a flight (suitcase, I've nailed). But then again, what's the fun in packing a foundation and a lipgloss when you can shove a few more unnecessary things in there, right?
The Useful..The Cover FX Cream Compact in G40 and the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in 02 were the only products I really used on the flight, besides the dusting of the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster which got its use during my stop in Amsterdam because I just looked much too washed out and knackered to be okay with myself. The foundation was chosen because it's a perfect match to my skin, it's not a liquid, super easy to apply with a self-contained sponge and it doubles as a concealer and a foundation. Although I didn't apply it all over my face, it was nice to know that the air steward was not blinded by my pimple-ridden red chin (so sexy).
I learnt the wonders of the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector on my last flight, as it's a lipgloss and lip balm in one. It's extremely nourishing as well as making you look slightly more polished - there was no question that despite my laziness to put things in a clear bag, this was going to have to come with me.
In retrospect, I wish I'd bought a bottle of the Shu Uemura Depsea Water, as it hydrates and cools down your skin. The bottle is too big to use as a carry-on so I would've had to depot it, but boy was my skin dry and warm on the flight.. a spritz of that or the LP Skin Therapy Uplifting Facial Water which I'd forgotten to repurchase would've been lovely!
The rest of the crew (i.e. my Kose Junkisei Powder Foundation, By Terry Touch Expert Advanced, Liz Earle Blusher in Nude, Diego dalla Palma MascaraGOGO and Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Prelude) were basically there to weigh down my bag.
The New Kid in Town..
It seems that I can't walk through Duty Free without purchasing something from Chanel. They seem to have the best discounts when it comes to prices, and in the past I've picked up the Poudre Universelle Compacte, Eyeshadow Quad in Prelude and the Bleu de Chanel (granted not for myself) all in Duty Free. Anyway, this time I decided to pick up a Levres Scintillantes Brilliant Extreme Glossimer (also more commonly and English-ly known as, "lipgloss") in 146 Coral Love.
I've been looking for a "my lips but slightly warmer" lipgloss for a while, and this had been picked up and put back down on numerous occasions. Because I picked it up in Amsterdam (UK Duty Free is always cheapest for fragrance and beauty), I didn't get quite as many pounds off as I could've but I still got it for £17.10 and it killed quite a significant amount of time! Although on the plane it was frankly useless as you can't open the bag until you've landed..
Here's to hoping for a lighter make-up bag on the way home!
What are your favourite products for the plane?
*CoverFX Cream Foundation received for consideration.